BP agents seize 1,500 pounds of marijuana found in roof of tractor-trailer

BP agents seize 1,500 pounds of marijuana found in roof of tractor-trailer
131 bundles of marijuana discovered in roof of tractor-trailer. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
131 bundles of marijuana discovered in roof of tractor-trailer. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

AMADO, AZ (Tucson News Now) - More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana, in 131 bundles were found by Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents with the Nogales Station on Wednesday night, Dec. 13.

According to a CBP news release, BP agents pulled the driver, a 32-year-old man from Mexico for secondary inspection after a CBP canine alerted to the semi at an I-19 immigration checkpoint near Amado.

Agents searched the trailer and discovered the bundles hidden in the roof, they are worth an estimated $770,000.

The driver, marijuana bundles, and tractor-trailer have all been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for prosecution.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a 32-year-old Mexican man after discovering more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado on Wednesday evening.

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